African Children’s Literature (ACLRC)


African Children’s Literature Research Collection(ACLRC)


The African Children’s Literature Research Collection is one of the most important areas of the library collection. This collection includes a second copy of each title the library acquires of African children’s literature. It aims to provide a comprehensive collection of Nigerian children’s literature and a selection of literature from other African countries. The ACLRC is housed in an alcove donated in memory of Prof. (Mrs.) Edith Ihekweazu. Scholars from within and outside the University of Nigeria have used this collection extensively for research purposes. This collection is especially vital because many titles are no longer available. One of the library’s greatest areas of need is for funds to purchase titles of African children’s literature, and local Nigerian titles in particular. Research studies making use of this collection can be found under Publications.


Other Research Collections


Psycho-Educational Testing Services Library – This collection is made up of periodicals and books in the areas of educational psychology, child development, and special education, as well as tests and reading materials.

Educational Guidance – To assist parents and others involved with the education of children, the library also maintains a small basic collection of titles on child development, the child in relation to society and culture, parenting, early childhood and primary education, children’s literature, reading development, and a selection of reading aids.

Women and Development – This memorial collection of our late colleague and member, Prof. Judith Osuala, contains books, periodicals and reports on issues pertaining to women, development, education and economics.